Film Poll 2014

Votes by Peter Debruge

Best Film

Best Actor

1. Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
2. John Lithgow, Love Is Strange
3. Jack O'Connell, Starred Up

Best Actress

1. Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
2. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nymphomaniac
3. Lindsay Duncan, Le Week-End

Best Supporting Actress

1. Eva Green, 300: Rise of an Empire
2. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Frank
3. Emma Stone, Birdman

Best Supporting Actor

1. J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
2. Jeff Goldblum, Le Week-End
3. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Best Undistributed Film

1. War of Lies
2. Class Enemy
3. Gyeongju

Best Director

Alejandro Inarritu,

Best Screenplay


Best Documentary


Best First Feature

The Better Angels

Best Animated Feature

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Worst Film

Interior. Leather Bar.

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How the Film Poll Works

This year, 85 critics from across the country voted for their favorite films, performances, and filmmakers in 13 categories. Films were awarded five points each. A film is eligible only in the year that it was first distributed in the U.S. For six of those categories (Best Film of the Year, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Undistributed Film), critics had the option to either "rank" or "unrank" their votes. For example, in the Best Film category, where ten votes are possible, a ranked ballot's #1 choice was awarded 10 points, the #2 choice nine points, etc. On ballots designated as "unranked," films were awarded five points each, and performances two points. Ties of any kind were not allowed.

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